Frost/Nixon


2h 2m 2008

Brief Synopsis

For three years after being forced from office, Richard Nixon remained silent. But in the summer of 1977, the steely, cunning former commander-in-chief agreed to sit for one all-inclusive interview to confront the questions of his time in office and the Watergate scandal that ended his presidency. N

Film Details

Also Known As
l'heure de vérité
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Adaptation
Drama
Historical
Interview
Period
Political
Release Date
2008
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 2m

Synopsis

For three years after being forced from office, Richard Nixon remained silent. But in the summer of 1977, the steely, cunning former commander-in-chief agreed to sit for one all-inclusive interview to confront the questions of his time in office and the Watergate scandal that ended his presidency. Nixon surprised everyone in selecting David Frost as his televised confessor, intending to easily outfox the breezy British showman and secure a place in the hearts and minds of Americans. Likewise, Frost's team harbored doubts about their boss' ability to hold his own. But as cameras rolled, a charged battle of wits resulted. Would Nixon evade questions of his role in one of the nation's greatest disgraces? Or would Frost confound critics and bravely demand accountability from the man who'd built a career out of stonewalling? Over the course of their encounter, each man would reveal his own insecurities, ego and reserves of dignity--ultimately setting aside posturing in a stunning display of unvarnished truth.

Crew

Natasha Allegro

Hair Stylist

Glenn Allen

Visual Effects Producer

Ryeland Allison

Music

Gregory Alpert

Location Manager

Gregory Alpert

Production Supervisor

Dominic Aluisi

Assistant Camera

Jory Alvarado

Art Department

Jorge Luis Alvarez

Assistant Location Manager

David Leroy Anderson

Prosthetics

Lance Anderson

Prosthetics

Danny Andres

Rigging Grip

Frank Annunziata

Transportation

David Arnold

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Brian Edward Avery

Stunts

Rick Avery

Stunt Coordinator

Chad Baalbergen

Special Effects Coordinator

Laura Bagano

Craft Service

Katie Bailey

Assistant Production Coordinator

Myron Baker

Set Costumer

Dale Balani

Rigging Electrician

Lorne Balfe

Music

Lorne Balfe

Original Music

Johnny Barbera

Foreman

John Barr

Gaffer

John Barr

Director Of Photography

John Barr

Dp/Cinematographer

Renzo Bartolotta

Rigging Electrician

Robin Beauchesne

Makeup Artist

Pete Bellotte

Song

Susan Benjamin

Set Decorator

Robert Russell Bennett

Music Conductor

Michael J Berger

Electrician

Joseph Bergman

Gang Boss

Dave Bergstrom

Sound Engineer

David Bernardi

Executive Producer

Tim Bevan

Producer

Joe Biggins

Other

Steve Bowen

Colorist

Michelle Brattson

Production Supervisor

Glenn Braun

Foreman

Thomas Broderick

Music Coordinator

Lawson Brown

On-Set Dresser

Tony Bryan

Best Boy

Tony Bryan

Gaffer

Gary Burritt

Negative Cutter

Marc Bussio

Electrician

Matthew Byam-shaw

Executive Producer

Anthony M Cady

Key Grip

Sammy Cahn

Song

Colleen Callaghan

Hair Stylist

Carolyn Calvert

Assistant Editor

Craig Campbell

Lighting Technician

Lorrie Campbell

Set Designer

Kenny Carceller

Grip

Shawneene Carter

Costumes

Tony Castagnola

Greensman

Jamie Castro

Casting Assistant

Monica Castro

Assistant Property Master

Martin Charles

Graphic Designer

David Chase

Electrician

Liza Chasin

Executive Producer

Clinton Childress

Office Production Assistant

Rosemary De Cicco

Painter

Anthony Ciccolini

Supervising Sound Editor

Sal Cocuzza

Electrician

Gary J Coelho

Foreman

Mark Colbert

Other

Rick Collins

Transportation Coordinator

William M Connor

Assistant Director

William M Connor

Associate Producer

Don E Cooke

Construction

Curt Corbitt

Props Assistant

Michael Corenblith

Production Designer

Thomas Crawford

Best Boy Grip

Juliane Crump

Researcher

Karen Crutcher

Medic

Jacquelyn Dean

Assistant Editor

Joshua Deceuster

Accountant

Bruce Del Castillo

Grip

Ralphie Del Castillo

Dolly Grip

Jim Demarco

Accounting Assistant

Colin Dennis

Props

Dominique Derrenger

Accountant

Peter Devlin

Sound Mixer

Mandi Dillin

Assistant Location Manager

Chloe Dorigan

Assistant

Teri E. Dorman

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Andy Dorowsky

Rigging Electrician

Christopher Dorowsky

Rigging Electrician

Casey Dunn

Best Boy

Jennifer Durbin

Art Department

Stefan Duschaine

Electrician

Tim Easthill

Finance Manager

Missy Eustermann

Post-Production Accountant

Kevin Fahey

Best Boy Grip

Greg Fausak

Grip

John Feinblatt

Transportation Captain

Eric Fellner

Producer

George Flores

Sound Mixer

Rachel Flores

Props Assistant

Cory Foster

Best Boy Electric

Cory Foster

Electrician

Clayton Fowler

Rigging Grip

Chad Frey

Set Designer

Richard Friedlander

Visual Effects Producer

Laurel Frushour

Set Costumer

Greg Funk

Makeup Artist

Alexander W Gage

Grip

Sherry Gallarneau

Script Supervisor

Ray Garcia

On-Set Dresser

John-anthony Gargiullo

Grip

Katy Tatian Genovese

Accountant

Dennis Geraghty

Set Production Assistant

Peter Geraghty

Assistant Camera

Charley H Gilleran

Rigging Grip

William Gilleran

Rigging Grip

Trish Gallaher Glenn

Property Master

Michael Goldman

Assistant Art Director

Jose Luis Gonzalez

Rigging Grip

Mario Rolando Gonzalez

Caterer

Michael Goosen

Accountant

Brian Grazer

Producer

Sage Grazer

Office Production Assistant

Matthew Haggerty

Set Production Assistant

Ashleigh Hall

Accountant

Todd Hallowell

Unit Director

Todd Hallowell

Executive Producer

Dan Hanley

Editor

Terence Harris

Casting Associate

Justin Haut

Assistant Production Coordinator

Monica Haynes

Costumer

Debra Hayward

Executive Producer

Edouard F Henriques

Makeup

Michael T Hester

Rigging Grip

Michael Hill

Editor

Janet Hirshenson

Casting Director

Elizabeth Hoel

Makeup Artist

Clint L Howard

Advisor

Ron Howard

Producer

Michael Hugghins

Stunts

Karyn L. Huston

Hair Stylist

Bodie Hyman

Grip

Chris Jenkins

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Jane Jenkins

Casting Director

Eric Jensch

Loader

Tim Song Jones

Boom Operator

David Alan Kaiser

Electrician

Jon Kazunaga

Props

Rebecca Keeling

Props Buyer

Karen Kehela

Executive Producer

Michael Kennedy

Film Lab

Samantha Clair Kirkeby

Script Supervisor

Stuart Kirschner

Rigging Electrician

Alex Kivlen

Assistant Location Manager

Alex Klabukov

Key Grip

Andrea Knaub

Key Costumer

Steve Kofsky

Music

Robert Komatsu

Editor

Kyle Kovacs

Rigging Electrician

Holiday Landa

Assistant Set Decorator

Frank Langella

Song Performer

Linda Leiter-sharp

Hair Stylist

Richard Lopez

Security

Jimmi Lyon

Rigging Electrician

Melissa Lytle

Assistant Sound Editor

Ben Marks

Office Production Assistant

Benn Martenson

Assistant Camera

George Martin

Song

Richard Martinez

Foreman

Jonathan Mason

Assistant

Dennis Mccarthy

Transportation Coordinator

Stephen Mccumby

On-Set Dresser

Kathleen Mcgill

Unit Production Manager

Kathleen Mcgill

Associate Producer

Graham Mcpherson

Grip

Greg Metcalf

Accounting Assistant

Gary Metzen

Foreman

Scott R Meyers

Assistant Director

Alan Meyerson

Music Scoring Mixer

Susan Mieras

Assistant

Andrew Miller

Location Assistant

Devon Miller

Film Lab

Jeff Miller

Special Effects Coordinator

Ralph Mock

Painter

Frank Montano

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Bob Moore

Set Costumer

Peter Morgan

Source Material

Peter Morgan

Executive Producer

Peter Morgan

Screenplay

Giorgio Moroder

Song

Matthew Morrissey

Video Playback

Candice Muriedas

Art Department Coordinator

Richard Nasworthy

Dolly Grip

Kathy Nelson

Music Supervisor

Ralph Nelson

Photography

Richard M Nixon

Song

Greg O'donohue

Gang Boss

Brian O'hara

Art Director

Laura O'keefe

Set Production Assistant

Daniel Orlandi

Costume Designer

Film Details

Also Known As
l'heure de vérité
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Adaptation
Drama
Historical
Interview
Period
Political
Release Date
2008
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 2m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Nominated for the 2008 award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film by the Directors Guild of America (DGA).

Nominated for two 2008 awards including Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role (Frank Langella) and Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG).

Voted one of the 10 best films of 2008 by the American Film Institute (AFI).

Winner of the 2008 award for Best Adapted Screenplay by the San Francisco Film Critics Circle (SFFCC).

Winner of the 2008 Satellite Award for Best Adapted Screenplay by the International Press Academy (IPA).

Expanded Release in United States December 12, 2008

Released in United States October 2008

Released in United States on Video April 21, 2009

Released in United States Winter December 5, 2008

Shown at London Film Festival (Special Screening) October 15-30, 2008.

Based on the play "Frost/Nixon" written by Peter Morgan.

Released in United States on Video April 21, 2009

Released in United States October 2008 (Shown at London Film Festival (Special Screening) October 15-30, 2008.)

Released in United States Winter December 5, 2008

Expanded Release in United States December 12, 2008

Project was included on the 2006 Black List.